General discussion

  • Creator
    Topic
  • #2093084

    Windows 98 SE dos prompt

    Locked

    by danielr ·

    When I go into the windows dos promt i can go to c:\ directory and type ping. With this I get a list of options with a brief description of each one. The description it provides I do not understand so well. What exactly does each option do and how do I use it. Any help would be greatly apreciated. Thanks.

All Comments

  • Author
    Replies
    • #3870363

      Windows 98 SE dos prompt

      by jnlguy ·

      In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

      This site explains the basics of the ping command. I suggest once you are able to ping an address on your network to simply try each switch to see what it performs.

      http://www.brother.com/european/networking/chapter13/chapter13_ping.html

      Hope this helps some. Jerry

      • #3870351

        Windows 98 SE dos prompt

        by danielr ·

        In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

        I already know what PING is which the site you provided(jhatcher) is used for people that do not know what PING is. I have already tried to type in each command to see what it does but I am very vague on what is happening with each command. I stillneed to know exactly what each command does.

    • #3870350

      Windows 98 SE dos prompt

      by danielr ·

      In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

      I do not need to know what PING is as I already do, but instead the exact operation of each ping command.

    • #3870300

      Windows 98 SE dos prompt

      by nishadagashe ·

      In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

      I know a few options.. here are they.

      ping 1.1.1.1 –> normal ping (4 times)
      ping -t 1.1.1.1 –> continuous ping

      ping -a 1.1.1.1 –> shows hostname
      ping 1.1.1.1 -n 10 –> pings 10 times
      ping 1.1.1.1 -l 20 –>pings with 20 bytes of data each time

      That’s all I know..

      Nishad

      • #3869806

        Windows 98 SE dos prompt

        by danielr ·

        In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

        Its not all of them but it will definetly help. Thanks a lot!

    • #3869805

      Windows 98 SE dos prompt

      by danielr ·

      In reply to Windows 98 SE dos prompt

      This question was closed by the author

Viewing 3 reply threads